I have several question which i face all of them during watching films
what do these mean(stop shrinking me),(you need a serious bracing reality check),(cut sb slack) ,what dose reality check mean?
i have heard frome a film(i am stressing) as you know (to stress)is a stative verb,is it correct?
he speak with.....great authority on the subject.(can we use article (a))
Another term for psychologist and psychiatrist is the noun shrink. Stop shrinking me means, don't psychoanalyse me.
Reality, notice the word Real-, refers to the real/true world, as opposed to a world based in fantasy. You need a serious reality check means, you need to see the world the way it really is; stop living in a world of fantasy.
Cut . . . slack refers to rope. If a rope is too taut, too tight, then it's not slack. To make the rope slack, you have to loosen it. The idiom cut somebody some slack means to loosen contraints.
I am stressing is short for, I am stressing out about something.
There isn't an a or a the before great: with great authority on the subject.